Image: “Otterly Sad” by Severin Sorensen using MidJourney,

Words have great meaning. And this picture tells a thousand words. When shown to audiences, the first word is a sigh, aaaahhhhh. That is a sad otter sitting out in the rain. The image beautifully relays an image that we and our brains can connect with — that of sadness or despair.

As in life, with just one word shift, this mood can be completely replaced by that of the happiest otter. That is the power in life of shift of perspective, and a demonstration of the power of words using visual AI.

Compare these two images: one-word substitution is all that was needed to completely change the emotional perspective for the Otter of being either the happiest or the saddest of its kind.